A Republican helped sink one of Trump’s court nominees over his racist college writings

Sen. Tim Scott, the GOP’s lone African-American senator, was among those to voice opposition.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell withdrew the nomination of Ryan Bounds for a US Circuit judge seat on Thursday after at least one Republican senator raised concerns about the way Bounds talked about race in his past writings.

“There were some objections raised by Sen. Scott that couldn’t be resolved in the short time we had, so the White House decided to withdraw the nomination rather...

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